The 39 Steps is fun, fast-moving and inventive. Just don't expect Hitchcockian suspense in the bargain.
Beckett's darkly funny Happy Days is given a tremendous production at BAM's Harvey Theater. Credit director Deborah Warner and actress Fiona Shaw, for that bit of good news.
Is He Dead? should better have stayed undisturbed. The plot reads like a series of rejected comedy sketches.
Beckett Shorts is a high-art quartet of the playwright's short pieces. The production is tied to Mikhail Baryshnikov grace and presence.
This is a Sweeney Todd, informed by a strong central vision, that is more Tim Burton than Stephen Sondheim. Attend this tale with that fact in mind.
In this violent and slaughter-filled world, Harold Pinter's The Homecoming still has the power to shock
When it comes to this production of George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple, a handful of compelling performances can't salvage a superannuated play.
It's hard to say where Mark Twain leaves off and play adapter David Ives begins- but Is He Dead? has modern audiences rolling in the aisles
There's a germ of an original play in playwright Jordan Harrison's Doris to Darlene. Only it's buried in the same old same old.
David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face almost appears to be two separate plays. A funny first act backstage comedy morphs into a deadly serious second act all about politics and an international banking scandal.